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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of focalin oral.

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Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
3/19/2013 8:03:37 PM

Reviewer: beccyj15, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My 8 yr old daughter was on 5mg for a month & I began to notice she was having hard squinting/blinking tics. I guess I thought it would pass once she got adjusted to the next dose but when she began 10mg it got very, very bad. She also has epilepsy so I was quite concerned. The day I called the Dr. abut it, she changed her immediatly to Intuniv. Praying for the best!

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
2/15/2013 11:55:35 AM

Reviewer: Max, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
The Psych had put my 11 yr old son on Focalin (15mg). I was afraid so only gave him 1/3 of the capsule the first day; he complained of a mild (2-5) headache throughout the day, but he was happy cause he could focus and complete his work. The next day I gave him 1/2 of the 15mg pill. This caused pressure in his head (8 on a 1-10 scale), pressure in his chest, weakness in his left arm and hand. I ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
1/18/2013 9:00:07 PM

Reviewer: 3-6 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
The medication makes me feel sad and I cry a lot and can't explain why I am so emotional. I also feel aggravative quite often. Could any of this be side effects of focalin?

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
1/16/2013 3:55:11 PM

Reviewer: WeepingWillow, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I'm 16 years old and was diagnosed with ADHD around age 7. I started taking Focalin around the time I was diagnosed and immediately noticed a difference. I became withdrawn, depressed, unable to carry a conversation with others, it became hard for me to sleep well, eat well, stay asleep, and so on. When I was younger I hated Focalin so much that I would spit it out before I left to catch me bu ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
1/15/2013 1:03:25 AM

Reviewer: Private, 7-12 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
We started our 7 year old son on Focalin 4 months ago and noticed an immediate improvement in his focus and behavior. Now he has developed a tick where he flicks his fingers and goes into a zombie like state for about an hour. We are meeting with the doctor to discuss whether or not to switch meds. Our instincts tell us it's no longer the right med for him. He's taking 5mg XR in the am. We ... Show Full Comment

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